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About Robotic Surgery


Suburban Hospital’s expert robotics team includes (L-R): cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Philip Corcoran, urologist Dr. Juan Litvak, OR specialty coordinators Kris Kepner and Carol Harris, and urologist

Dr. Bart Radolinski.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the least invasive surgical treatments available.

Robotic surgery provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. This enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits may include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

“The use of robotic technology takes surgical care into a new era,” explain Suburban Hospital urologists Dr. Juan Litvak and Dr. Bart Radolinski. “With versatile instrument movement and high-definition visualization of the operative site, it delivers the best aspects of both minimally invasive and traditional open techniques, allowing us to perform more complex, reconstructive procedures while minimizing the physical and emotional impact of surgery.”



  • Click here to learn more about the use of robotic technology for Gyn Services and to view the article, "Newest Gyn Surgeries Meet Needs of Today's Woman" from the Winter 2009-2010 issue of our community newsletter New Directions.
  • To read the Ask the Expert column, where surgeons share their insights about Suburban Hospital’s robotic surgical systems and other new technologies used in the fields of urology and gynecology, click here.
  • For a referral to a skilled robotic surgeon at Suburban Hospital, call 301.896.3939, or click here. To learn more about our robotics-trained physicians, click here for gynecology and click here for urology.